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Mastering The Phone Interview

Phone interviews are now commonplace and, most likely, candidates' only opportunity to make a good first impression. Here are a few things you can do when gearing up for a phone interview to make the experience more effective and valuable for both you and your interviewer...

The Successful Networker

More than exchanging business cards at industry conferences, networking is about building lasting relationships. Here are five steps to help you build - and cultivate - a truly valuable network. Read more...

The Efficient Job Seeker

The optimal time to start looking for a job is while you still have one. If you’re starting to get the “new job itch,” or sense that your organization may be on rocky ground, the best thing to do is to start your job search while maintaining your position with your current employer. For many, this can be tough, as seeking out a new opportunity takes as much (if not more) dedication and discipline as the "typical" Monday-Friday, 9-5 job. Read more...

Turnkey Search Featured In SportsBusiness Journal

Executive search firms are playing a bigger role in sports hiring. Turnkey Sports & Entertainment is a player in the growing […]

Turnkey President, Len Perna, Quoted in Crain’s Detroit Business

Len Perna, President & CEO Turnkey Sports and Entertainment, was recently interviewed for a Crain’s Detroit Business article about the Ilitch family ownership […]

Hijacking an Interview: How Asking Strategic Questions Can Land You the Job

Interviews come in all shapes and sizes - conversational, structured, over meals, in front of a board - and often, no two interviews are the same.  With that, suggestions regarding how to successfully interview for a position can often be hard to judge because of the unknown nature of the interview setting and structure.  However, one piece of advice can transcend all types of formats to truly put a candidate and their experience in the right light: prepare research-driven strategic questions. Read more...

Goal Setting

It is hard to follow a career path if you do not know where you want to end up. It’s like getting in your car to go for a drive, knowing you’ll be driving for years, but leaving without a map or a desired final destination. The road map of your career is established with goal setting.

The Next Step in Your Career: Management

While Turnkey Search specializes in executive search, we also place positions at the Manager-level, specifically in the ticket sales and sponsorship sales spaces. While performing these searches, we often find ourselves in a bit of a “career counselor” role with young sales professionals deciding what is the best next step in their careers.

Professional Strengths & Skills

The key to being successful in your job search is knowing your strengths. It is a rare person who can articulate his or her primary skill sets. In the case of identifying your strengths, less is more and specific is even better.

Interviewing Do’s and Don’t’s

Interviewing for a job is just like dating. Whether you are the employer or job seeker, you are looking for a match that can serve you for a period of time in your life. Depending on where you are in your career, you may be looking for an opportunity to hold you over until you find your dream partner, or you may be looking for “the one